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Indoors: Experiences of Older People during Lockdown

12 November, 2020 - 22 November, 2020

This is an online event.
Please note due to the recent lockdown in England the in-person version of this event is no longer possible. If you have signed-up to visit the exhibition at Toynbee Hall the organiser will be in touch with you directly. The exhibition will still be taking place online.

This photography exhibition narrates the lived realities of coping, connecting and remembering, through the stories and photographs of older East Londoners during lockdown. The exhibition will showcase photographs and interviews, alongside insights from research in social science, ethics and history. It will share the voices, experiences and images of ‘shielded’ communities of older people as they have both struggled with, and adapted to, life under lockdown.

Researchers from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit have partnered with portrait photographer Adam Isfendiyar, to explore the experiences of those commonly perceived as society’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The exhibition will launch at the beginning of Being Human and will be available online. During the festival, you will be able to access the exhibition by clicking on this link.

This event is suitable for families and children of all ages.

On 12 November from 4:00pm to 4:45pm, there will be the public launch of the new online exhibition. Hear Adam explain the project and discuss some of his powerful photographs of East Londoners in Lockdown during spring 2020; hear directly from one of those photographed on reflections of lockdown, and learn about some of the relevant ongoing research into the effects of the lockdown on individuals and communities in the UK. To attend the launch email Milly Farrell on milly.farrell@bdi.ox.ac.uk.

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12 November, 2020
22 November, 2020
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Online: Toynbee Hall
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6LS United Kingdom
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